Join The Fight
Help Us Restore Florida's Coral Reef
For the first time in history, a critical species of coral has successfully been reproduced in the care of marine biologists, right here at The Florida Aquarium. Elkhorn coral, a building block for coral reefs that once dominated the Caribbean, is now rarely seen alive in the wild. This species of coral – notoriously difficult to grow in aquariums – is vital in the fight to revitalize Caribbean ecosystems and provide shelter from natural storms. The Florida Aquarium is honored to take part in this historic coral restoration effort – but we have a long way to go and we need your help to do more.
Click here to learn more about this breakthrough moment and the coral restoration work happening at The Florida Aquarium. We invite you to join the fight for our coral reefs by supporting our coral restoration efforts.
We worked toward and had hoped to have a much larger spawn of the critically important palmata. But, we will continue to revise systems and recalculate data. We are focused and committed, and we will keep working until we can have a significant impact!
– Keri O’Neil, Manager & Senior Scientist, Coral Conservation Program